LSU football star Derrius Guice enters the 2017 season with Heisman Trophy hopes.
However, ahead of the Tigers’ season-opener against BYU on Saturday, head coach Ed Orgeron raised some concerns earlier this week when he stated the running back was less than 100 percent after having his wisdom teeth pulled.
Guice missed the last week of practice because of the wisdom teeth removal, but he cleared things up for LSU fans on Tuesday.
When speaking to the media, Guice said he will suit up, because a trip to the dentist won’t stop him from getting onto the field with his teammates.
“I’m always 100 percent,” Guice said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “My teeth ain’t holding me back, dog. I don’t care if they pull all of them out. I’ll be ready this week.”
That’s great news for the Tigers offense.
Last season in relief of an injured Leonard Fournette, Guice rushed for an LSU and SEC-leading 1,387 yards. He added 15 touchdowns on the ground. This year as a full-time starter, Guice is hoping to improve on those numbers and enter the Heisman Trophy picture.
LSU and BYU are set to kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The game was initially set to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, but the schools were forced to relocate the game due to the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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